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PROPERTY INSPECTION SERVICES

For Both Homes and Businesses

Our team does their best to provide a quality property inspection every time.

HOME INSPECTIONS

Are you ready to buy or sell a home or property? We will provide a thorough assessment of your home or business. This includes a verbal recap and report delivery within 24 hours of service.

4 POINT INSPECTION

A 4-Point Inspection focuses on updates to the four major systems in a home. Those systems include the roof, HVAC, plumbing, and electric. The cost of homeowner’s insurance can be high with an older home. This type of inspection can assist with lowering the cost by documenting updates.

WIND MITIGATION

The Wind Mitigation Inspection details construction methods and glazed opening protection. This type of inspection helps your home owners policy writer determine the homes ability to withstand hurricane force winds. This type of inspection can help lower the cost of a homeowners insurance policy.

HOME ENERGY SCORE ASSESSOR

The Home Energy Score Assessor creates a Report that estimates home energy use and associated costs which provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home’s efficiency.

ANNUAL MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

Many people buy homes in Southwest Florida, but only live here for certain times of the year. We highly recommend enrolling in our annual maintenance inspection, so that you know what you’re coming home to. We provide you with recommendations for needed maintenance and the functionality of appliances, systems, and fixtures.

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HOME INSPECTIONS

Property Inspection Services Done Right

Our team does their best to provide a quality property inspection every time. We test appliances, built-in systems and fixtures. We provide our services for both homes and businesses.

Property Inspection Services Include All Of The Following:

  • Structure and Foundation
  • Floors, Walls and Ceilings
  • Electrical Systems and Wiring
  • Plumbing Systems and Fixtures
  • HVAC Systems
  • Roofs and Attics
  • Gutters and Drainage
  • Porches and Decks
  • Exterior and Siding

In every inspection report, we list items that regularly need maintenance for ease of operation and safety.

We Test All Of The Following:

  • Plumbing Fixtures in Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Water Heaters
  • HVAC Systems
  • Smoke/CO2 detectors
  • Ground Fault and Arc Fault Protection Devices
  • Built-in Appliances

Additional Services Include:

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Services Provided From Our Trusted Partners:

  • Termite Inspection (Third Party)
  • Mold and Radon testing (Third Party)
  • Septic and Water Sampling (Third Party)

Ask us about savings on your homeowner’s policy!

A 4-Point Inspection and a Wind Mitigation Inspection by a certified Home Inspector can save you money.

4 POINT INSPECTION

What is a four point inspection?

A “Four Point Inspection” focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home:

  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  • Electrical wiring and panels
  • Plumbing connections and fixtures
  • Roof

The inspection and report describes the condition and age of these elements.

Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more).

Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them.

For instance;

  • A home with an older roof may fail while under the policy.
  • The homeowner may seek reimbursement from their insurance company for damages.

Similar concerns extend to the condition of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems in an older home. If these elements are in poor condition or were improperly installed, they may fail and cause fire or water damage to a home.

Newer homes are assumed (by the insurance companies) to not have these problems as frequently as older homes.

WIND MITIGATION

What is Wind Mitigation?

Generally, a wind mitigation is the process of adding features to your home that help withstand or increase resistance to high winds caused by a major storm or hurricane. This is needed to determine which credits apply to a home.

During a wind mitigation inspection, a certified inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.

If you would like to receive a wind mitigation inspection, Call us.

Why Do Florida Homeowners Need It?

Savings

According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 15% – 70% of home insurance premiums in Florida can be attributed to wind-damage risk. While there is an upfront cost involved, outfitting your home with wind mitigation features can result in significant long-term savings.

Safety

In addition to saving you money, mitigating your home against severe weather can also protect your family in the event of a major storm. Installing hurricane shutters on your windows or hurricane straps on your roof reduces the risk of flying debris penetrating your home and putting your family in danger.
Wind Mitigation Techniques

Water Barriers

Seal your roof deck, or the layer in between the primary structure and the insulating layer of your roof, to prevent water intrusion that may otherwise occur if roof shingles blow away in extreme wind or from flying debris. This also provides an extra layer of insulation, making your home more energy efficient.

Roof to Foundation Anchoring

Reinforce your home’s walls to the roof and foundation to establish a continuous load path. This enables the outer structure of your home to resist strong winds.

Window and Door Coverings

There are several options available to help protect windows and other openings from the impact of strong wind and flying debris. Popular options include shatterproof windows and storm shutters. Hurricane-rated doors are recommended, especially for garage doors with large openings. Additional bracing can also be installed on existing garage doors.

HOME ENERGY SCORE

What Is Home Energy Score?

Developed by DOE and its national laboratories, the Home Energy Score provides home owners, buyers, and renters directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use. Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the Home Energy Score is based on a standard assessment of energy-related assets to easily compare energy use across the housing market.

What is The Home Energy Score Report?

The Home Energy Score Report estimates home energy use, associated costs, and provides energy solutions to cost-effectively improve the home’s efficiency. Each Home Energy Score is shown on a simple one-to-ten scale, where a ten represents the most efficient homes. The scale is determined using U.S. Census housing data, and is adjusted for local climate. This way houses all over the country in different climates can be compared.

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Where is A Home Energy Score Assessor?

Andrew Drath from Drath and Associates is a DOE-trained Home Energy Score Assessor. He can provide the Home Energy Score within an energy audit, home inspection package, or as a standalone product. Simply Call Andrew for questions about the Home Energy Score Report at

(239) 437-4577

PROJECT IMPACT

The Home Energy Score motivates homeowners, buyers, and sellers to improve home energy performance and share home energy information within the real estate transaction through MLS listing, home appraisal, and mortgage financing.

HOME WATCH

Our team provides reliable home watch services while you are away. Some people like to live in Southwest Florida for only certain times of the year, and as residents here, we completely understand that. When you pack up and go home it’s always best to make sure your home is protected and cared for. We are happy to be of service.

Home Watch Services – Customized to meet your home needs:

  • Secure doors and windows to prevent intrusion
  • Exterior Inspection – Visual/Mechanical
  • Interior Inspection – Visual/Mechanical
  • Visual inspection for pests
  • Lanai/Patio Inspection
  • Pool/Spa Inspection
  • Test built in fixtures, systems, and appliances
  • Automobile Inspection and/or Drive
  • Marine Inspection and/or Drive
  • Hurricane Preparation and Restoration
  • Emergency Visits
  • Pre and Post Visit Cleaning and Concierge Services
  • Contractor Supervision

Our team provides visual documentation of any and all concerns, as well as immediate and comprehensive reporting.

Review our Home Watch Checklist to help make it easier for you to plan your home watch. Contact us for any questions.

The Staff at Drath and Associates are a dedicated team of professionals with a collective purpose to deliver exceptional customer service.

Drath & Associates, LLC

State of Florida Certified HI #5741
International Association of Certified
Home Inspector #11061301

Phone: (239) 437-4577

Email: info@drathandassociates.com

The professionals at Drath and Associates provide home maintenance services for the SWFL area.

Property Maintenance and Handyman Services to include:

  • Minor Home Repair and Maintenance (Third Party)
  • Lawn and Landscaping Services (Third Party)
  • Pool Maintenance Services (Third Party)

The Staff at Drath and Associates are a dedicated team of professionals with a collective purpose to deliver exceptional customer service.

Contact us for more information, questions, and to schedule your property inspection or service.

Drath & Associates, LLC

State of Florida Certified HI #5741
International Association of Certified
Home Inspector #11061301

Phone: (239) 437-4577

Email: info@drathandassociates.com

Download or Print Our Interactive Home Watch Checklist then call us or send it to us for a quote.

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